When she saw that her two-year-old daughter was ill, Nyota's mother brought her to the MSF clinic in Nyasi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where she was diagnosed with and treated for malaria. Malaria is the leading cause of illness and death in DRC. Last year, MSF treated half a million people in DRC suffering from the deadly disease. Read more at www.doctorswithoutborders.org and follow MSF's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Twitter @MSFCongo
A mother brings her young daughter to the only free burn care unit in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which is run by MSF. Many people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti are still living in tent settlements. Others have rudimentary housing with no facilities or services. It presents the perfects conditions for fires and domestic burn accidents - the victims of which are most often children. This is one of three videos in an MSF Insight video package on the lasting effects of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Catherine Atieno lives and works in Kibera, a deprived area of Kenya's capital Nairobi. She, along with Charles Sako and Siama Musine, is HIV positive and receives treatment through MSF's clinic in Kibera. Six years ago, they were all given disposable cameras for a week to document their lives on HIV treatment. From those photos, we created a project called 'My Life with HIV' Now, ahead of a UN Summit on HIV/AIDS this week in New York, we've been back to visit them and to hear how their lives have moved on. The latest scientific research shows that treating people with HIV/AIDS not only saves lives but also can prevent the virus from spreading. The full, busy and vibrant lives you'll see portrayed here are the living proof of the benefits HIV treatment has brought to individuals, their families and wider communities.
An innovative partnership between MSF and the Zip Zap Circus school in South Africa helped children from Khayelitsha township and Cape Town who are living with HIV take the stage and soar on World Aids Day.
In 2007, when it finally became safe enough to open a project in Chechnya’s capital city of Grozny MSF began offering consultations to a population with little access to health services. The project is coordinated from Moscow, and while security is still a concern, MSF has expanded its work to include care for women and children in northen Chechnya.
In response to a measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga Province, MSF teams have initiated a vaccination campaign in partnership with the Ministry of Health that aims to vaccinate 1.2 million children in less than a month.